Swim and dive falls to Omaha, USD

Carter Schmidt, Sports Reporter

Omaha, Neb.- The South Dakota State women’s swimming and diving team fell to Omaha on Friday 196-98.

“Great efforts tonight, but we ran into a talented and ready UNO team,” head coach Doug Humphrey told www.gojacks.com. “We fought hard but things didn’t go our way. Now we focus on better performances tomorrow.”

The Jackrabbits only picked up one win as a team, but took home one career-best performance and a pair of personal season-bests.

SDSU’s lone win during the meet came from Mikayla Beckman, who picked up her second win of the season with a 1:09.09 time in the 100 breaststroke. Her first win was in the same event against St. Cloud State last weekend.

Maria Currie clinched a personal season-best and a career-best in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 11:11.13. Rori Conners also picked up a personal season-best during the meet with a time of 5:20.89 in the 500 freestyle, placing fourth.

SDSU finished second in the 400 relay with a 3:44.69 time and third in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:52.51. The Jacks also netted eight second-place, and 10 third-place finishes at the meet.

Swim and dive battles USD in rivalry dual

Vermillion – The South Dakota State swimming and diving teams both came up short against rival South Dakota on Saturday. The women lost 213-83 and the men fell 163-137.

“With the dual meet season in the book, we turn our attention to preparing for our conference championships,” Humphrey said. “While today the scores didn’t finish it off on our side, I am very confident in where we are this season. We are swimming fast and competing extremely well on the diving boards. We still have a lot of improving and potential and we will show that off in the next few weeks.”

Trever Brenner claimed two wins against the Coyotes to extend his season win total to 10. He finished first in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:54.33, which broke the DakotaDome pool record. Brenner also won the 100 freestyle with a 57.71 time.

Jared Miller also picked up a pair of wins in the 100 backstroke with a 59.34 time, and the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:09.93. Cody Watkins also won the 100m butterfly with a 57.65 time.

For diving, Mitchell Raihle took home two wins, first in the 1-Meter dive with a score of 280.80 and in the 3-Meter dive with a score of 301.25.

Raihle now totals six wins on the season while Watkins has four and Miller has three. As a team, the Jacks finished Saturday’s meet with 12 second-place finishes (women four, men eight) and 20 third-place finishes (women 12, men eight).

The Jacks compete next at the Jackrabbit Invitational Feb. 1-2 in Sioux Falls, SD. This is the team’s final competition before the Summit League Championships Feb. 20-23.